West Texas residents, bolstered by the Sierra Club, are concerned that the huge truck traffic and pollution increases should the corridor be built with government money and boostered by a private trade organization in Midland-Odessa, TX (George W. Bush's childhood home). Opponents started a website with a blog.
There is a dark side of "free trade" that deserves to be watched. It may not directly affect Tennesseans now, but the outcome of this battle will probably affect us down the line.
HT: Texas Observer
If you ever want to see an interstate designed by a 'committee' with political considerations, Interstate 69 (love the name) aka Trans Texas corridor is the one. Designing the express to come through Tennessee is a 'coup' for Frist.ReplyDelete